Yes You Can Have A Gluten-Free, Vegan & High Protein Breakfast That Includes Waffles
To be completely honest we’re serious carboholics. We’ve struggled with making a lot of breakfast recipes because of that. Pancakes, waffles, biscuits, had all been our breakfast of choice. But carbs aren’t a great way to start your day. And when you cut out meat and wheat, your options appear to get very limited. Shad has been really pushing me to get into some savory, non-traditional items for breakfast. We have been playing around with chickpea flour, making tofu, adding it to our cornbread. Then it hit us. “Let’s incorporate it into our waffle mix.” A win-win. Vegan, gluten-free, and high protein for breakfast.
Why these Chickpea waffles are the best:
- These waffles are high in protein, thanks to chickpea flour
- Low on carbs
- They’re freezable
- They’re Gluten-free
- They’re Egg-free
Can waffles be gluten-free and egg-free?
- Eggs are normally in waffles to make them fluffy. With waffles made from wheat you have to be careful to not over-mix the batter so the waffles don’t become tough, hence adding eggs to incorporate air and have a fluffy waffle. Gluten-free waffles have an advantage, no wheat, so no overworking. They’re also a lot of egg substitutes that get the job done like Bob’s Red Mill, flax eggs or applesauce depending on your baking needs.
- With so many flour options it’s very easy to make gluten-free bread items like pancakes and waffles now. There are a lot of cup for cup replacers like King Arthur, Namaste and Bob’s Red Mill to name a few. Or you can go the mix your own blend route. We do a combination of both and since we wanted more protein we reached for a high protein flour like chickpea. Of course its a bean flour and has the nutty flavor and density of that; so we offset it by mixing in a cup for cup blend. For those with Celiac disease (Wheat allergies or intolerances of even a trace amount of gluten can cause severe discomfort), the best solution is to always buy wheat flour alternatives that are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group.
These waffles freeze and reheat well.
How to make vegan gluten-free waffles?
GLUTEN-FREE HIGH PROTEIN WAFFLES
- Belgian Waffle Maker
- 1¼ cup Chickpea flour
- ¾ cup All-Purpose gluten-free flour – we like Bob's Red Mill
- 2 teaspoons Baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1½ cup Water
- 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
- 1 Vegan egg – we like Bob's Red Mill
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Combine your dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate containers, making sure to mix each ingredient set well before mixing them together
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together adding a little extra liquid if necessary
- Batter should be pour-able but not too thick
- Oil waffle maker and warm
- Pour mix into waffle maker making sure to turn occasionally to prevent the batter from sticking to the waffle maker
- Check waffles occasionally during rotation because the chickpea can cook faster than regular waffles
- This is a great recipe to double and freeze some for later
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